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This is New Zealand

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Initial release  1970
Initial DVD release  2014 (New Zealand)
Director  Hugh MacDonald
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This is New Zealand is a documentary film showcasing New Zealand scenery that was produced by the New Zealand National Film Unit for screening at the World Expo in Osaka in 1970.

The film combined scenic images including aerial cinematography with rousing classical music such as Sibelius' Karelia Suite. Using then ground-breaking technology, the film required three separate but synchronised 35mm film projectors which projected their images onto an extra-wide screen.

In 2004/2005 Archives New Zealand commissioned a restoration at post production facility, Park Road Post. Hugh Macdonald, the original director, was involved in the restoration and Kit Rollings, the original sound mixer assisted with the updated soundtrack. The remastered film was released for sale on DVD in 2014.


  • Bronze worldmedal (2007), New York Festivals Film and Video Competition (a competition for advertising films).
  • References

    This is New Zealand Wikipedia

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